Electrical & Computer Engineering Faculty
Dr. John Kim - Department Chair
Friday 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Dr. JeongHee Kim is a core professor at ITU. He also works as an adjunct faculty at San Jose State University. Previously, he served as a Senior Engineer of Software Verification at Broadcom, a District Manager at Panasonic, and a Consultant for Electronics, Telecommunications Research Institute (ETRI), Sybersay Communications, and Bell Labs in Lucent Tech. His research experience is in algorithm development of noise reduction, system optimization, performance analysis, and adaptive filtering process.
Dr. Kim holds a PhD in electrical engineering from New Mexico State University, where his thesis covered stereophonic acoustic echo cancellation, Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Kansas and his Master of Science degree in Electrical Engineering from West Coast University.
Dr. John Ladasky - Adjunct Faculty and Research Scientist in the Bioelectronics Research Lab
Dr. John Ladasky serves as a faculty member and research scientist at ITU, and is also the founder of a biotechnology startup, Blind Watchmaker LLC. His areas of interest include biological instrumentation, spectroscopy, computational chemistry, and immunology.
Prior to attending graduate school, he worked at Becton Dickinson Biosciences on the research and development of novel medical instrumentation. Dr. Ladasky is an author on six peer-reviewed scientific publications in the fields of biological instrumentation, immunology, and evolutionary biology. His work at Becton Dickinson resulted in a patent for a novel method for measuring fluorescence lifetimes in biological systems.
He earned his PhD from the Graduate Program in Immunology at Stanford University. His dissertation and publications concerned the immunology of owl monkeys, an important laboratory animal in malaria research. As a postdoctoral fellow at Johns Hopkins University, Dr. Ladasky published novel findings concerning a mechanism used by the human immune system to identify foreign proteins. Dr. Ladasky received his bachelor degree in biochemistry from the University of California at Berkeley.
Dr. Faramarz Mortezaie - Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Faramarz Mortezaie is an adjunct faculty member at ITU.
Dr. Ammar Rayes - Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Ammar Rayes is an adjunct faculty member at ITU.
Dominik Schmidt - Adjunct Faculty and Director of Bioelectronics Research Lab
Wednesday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Friday 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Dr. Dominik Schmidt is an adjunct faculty member at ITU and also serves as a technology analyst and investor at QVT Financial LP. He was previously the senior director of Technology Development at Intel and designed one of the first mobile cellular product with an Intel CPU. Dr. Schmidt also co-founded three companies including Airfly Communications Corporation, which was acquired by Intel. Dr. Schmidt has more than 80 patents granted or pending. At ITU, he is also supervising the university’s Bioelectronics Research Lab.
Dr. Schmidt holds a PhD in Electrical Engineering with a focus on ultra fast mixed-signal circuits and a minor in aeronautical engineering with a focus on space-based communications from Stanford University. He received double master’s degrees from Stanford University in electrical engineering and technology management and a bachelor’s degree from University of California at Berkeley with a double major in electrical engineering and materials science. He is also a senior member of IEEE, ARRL, NSPE, AAAS, SPIE, MRS, and the Naval Institute.
Ted Sun, PhD - Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Ted Sun is an adjunct faculty member at ITU. He previously served as an engineer at Integrated Device Technology, and Cadence where he developed design flows on both frontend and backend systems with a focus on design optimization, chip reliability, noise analysis, yield-awareness routing. He is also well experienced on EDA tools and system administration. His research has been featured in statistical electro-migration analysis on chip reliability and failure prediction.
Dr. Sun received his PhD in electrical engineering from Santa Clara University, Bachelor’s degree in Atmospheric Physics from the National Central University, Master’s in Management Science from University of Dayton.
Qing Zhu, PhD - Adjunct Faculty
Dr. Qing Zhu splits his time working at ITU and as a full-time CAD Manager at eveRAM Technology Inc. He is a professional in CAD methodology, EDA tools for VLSI high-speed, and affordable low-power chips. He began his career in 1995 working for Intel as their Senior CAD engineer, SanDisk as CAD Manager and Senior Staff CAD engineer, and several semiconductor startups. Dr. Zhu currently is the CAD Manager for Spin Transfer Technologies in Fremont, CA running the CAD/IT environment and automation/EDA flows for MRAM chips.
He has published many technical papers and holds six US patents. His technical contributions include a new balanced clock routing algorithm, a novel chip and package co-design strategy, an iterative optimization algorithm for delay-constrained minimum-cost routing, and a low-voltage swing clock distribution scheme. He is also a senior member of IEEE.
Dr. Zhu received his PhD in Computer Engineering from University of California, Santa Cruz, Master in electrical Engineering and his Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from China.